The Jason Stockley verdict only highlights the problems we have with policing the police.
Police privatization would be better than the current state of affairs where the perpetrators of crimes magically claim “sovereign immunity”, and can not even be charged. People working for private security firms would not be able to claim the Satanic principle of moral relativism (also called .sovereign immunity.) to avoid responsibility for their actions.
Better yet would be to disband the police. Most of them should be charged with crimes relating to the violation of our rights and IMHO they do very little else than violate our rights about 90% of the time. If you don’t agree either you don’t know what the police do, or you don’t have a clue as to what your rights are or the legitimate purpose of government.
Throughout most of our history we (the militia) have acted as the “police”. The founding fathers warned us about standing armies, like the army in blue that we now have lording over us for the Deep State.
On Friday, Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Many of the people of St. Louis have responded to the verdict with protests that have turned violent.
Mr. Stockley, who was a St. Louis police officer at the time of the shooting, was accused of premeditated murder almost six years after a high-speed chase ended with his shooting Mr. Smith, a black man, to death. Prosecutors further contended that Mr. Stockley planted a gun on the victim to make the shooting appear justified. Additionally, dash cam footage during the chase records Mr. Stockley declaring to his partner that he was “killing this [expletive], don’t you know it.”
Mr. Stockley waived his right to a trial by jury, instead receiving what is called a bench trial; that is, a trial heard and decided on solely by a judge. This judge took a month to hand down his verdict, and the 30-page ruling is certainly an interesting read.
Regardless of any personal feelings or opinions I might have about the case, I think we can all agree that the not-guilty verdict is hardly surprising. Indeed, in the last four months alone, in addition to Mr. Stockley, officers in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were all acquitted of charges relating to shooting deaths they were involved in.
Rather than dwelling on the racial implications of these cases—implications that are numerous and heartbreaking and that I am in no way qualified to expound upon—I’d like to talk about the problems inherent in relying upon the State to police itself.